Many horse owners and equine practitioners ascribe lameness as one of the limiting factors in horse performance; however, they also know that respiratory disease takes a significant toll. An in-depth look at the effects of respiratory disease on the performance of equine athletes was presented at the AAEP 2017 Convention and is summarized here.
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(Editor’s note: This article and three others from the 2017 AAEP Convention are brought to you by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.)
Research presented in this article includes: Pulmonary Disease and its Impact on the Athletic Horse by Laurent Couëtil, DVM, PhD, of Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine; Diagnostic Testing of the Equine Respiratory Tract by Renaud Lëguillette, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVIM, DACVSMR.